What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

36th Street Bistro (American)
3823 N. Garden Center Way Boise ID
208-433-5108
Marsha says: The food is excellent and the atmosphere is delightful, very open and comfortable. Eat and drink here, and then enjoy the unique home furnishings and accessories in the attached garden shop. We loved it! More...
Bombay Grill (Indian)
928 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7888
2wheeler says: BEST in the Valley! Get your Shawarma ON!!! More...
Brickyard Steakhouse (Steak & Seafood)
601 Main St. Boise ID
208-287-2121
Nicky says: Fantastic food with flavors that seem to blend magically. Love the piano music, the service was great but WOW the food was out of this world!!! Our table had a grass fed steak, the salmon and the brick chicken with More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
mmmcdowell says: We dined here for my Boyfriend's 30th birthday. We decided stayed at Hotel 43 because of Chandlers, which was also extremely wonderful, and I recommend staying there if you are celebrating anything special. You can order room service at the More...
1030 Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-0990
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
JJ says: best kept secret happy hour, my wife and I share an app, each have a drink, all under $10 More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
El Gallo Giro (South of the Border)
615 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-488-4757
1115 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-884-0142
spuddbrother says: Small, quaint, fresh, family owned. Probably the best restaurant in Meridian. I've taken guests from Wales, Scotland, Australia, and all over the USA to Epi's. Top-notch service, delicious ethnic Basque food, and great atmosphere. Highly original experience in a sea More...
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
601 S. Main St. Meridian ID
208-888-9500
Fort Street Station (American)
808 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-323-1891
108 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-4100
eugeboy says: Goldy's is, by far, the best place to have breakfast in Boise. You can get Bacon and Eggs anywhere, but you cannot get Eggs Benedict and Black Forrest Ham like they make a Goldy's anywhere to compare to how they More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Leku Ona (Basque)
117 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-6665
Little Kitchen Pastries (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
433 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-855-2077
Monsoon Asian Grill (Thai & Vietnamese)
16003 N. Idaho Center Blvd. Nampa ID
208-606-9298
Red Bench Pizza (Pizza)
1204 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-344-6600
Richard's (European)
500 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-472-1463
Superb Sushi (Japanese)
280 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-0123
commodore_allie says: This is my favorite sushi place in Boise. I'm not a sophisticated sushi person and I don't necessarily care about the long history of traditional vinegared-rice-plus-something recipes. But! I know what tastes good, and Superb Sushi tastes good. Even something More...
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-473-7200
kittycatlane says: I LOVE this place! The food keeps me going back, again and again, even though they moved downtown and I don't usually head down there, I now make a special trip just because of them! I even have my kids More...
The Gyro Shack-Boise State Street (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
5602 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-2684
The Gyro Shack-Meridian Fairview (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
1050 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian ID
208-918-0011
The Gyro Shack-Meridian Linder (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
5038 N. Linder Road Meridian ID
208-888-2880

Nightlife Venues

44 Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
4340 W. State St. Boise ID
208-344-0693
ParkerSmith says: Nice information, There is obviously a lot. Your points are very valuable and knowledgeable. Thanks for sharing this great blog with us. More...
Boise Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
521 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-342-7655
Thomas Williams says: Great beer, great people, great location, and the community-owned aspect tops it off! More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
admriker444 says: best fine dining in the state period. the 10 minute martini is fantastic. the chocolate soufle is amazing but be sure to order it early (takes 30 min to prepare). and the best steaks around. More...
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
JJ says: best kept secret happy hour, my wife and I share an app, each have a drink, all under $10 More...
Crescent "No Lawyers" Bar/Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
5500 W. Franklin Road Boise ID
208-322-9856
DocBelcheir says: Jodi... Thumbs Up! An atmosphere that allows for friendly chats, sports enthusiasts, and billard buffs. The food is great - try the steamers - none better. The best wait staff I have come across yet. You might even get Jodi More...
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Chad says: I cannot vouch for any Goodwood but the one in Boise but they are amazing and are the most customer friendly restaurant I have ever been to! We live 10 hours from this restaurant but whenever we head east it More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
Calamity Cathy says: Definitely my favorite brew pub/restaurant in the valley. Amazing micro brews (favorites being: Doolies, Hippie Shake and Full Moon Stout), great food and fantastic, cozy atmosphere. You are missing out if you haven't been here! More...
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
Woodman1 says: Best happy hour in the Treasure Valley! Great food, great drinks, attentive staff. Check it out! More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Liquid Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-941-2459
grengoat says: Liquid is great. They moved the stage, it's in a much better location now, saw some badass bands last night, NUDE OIL, DEMONI, and, THREE BAD JACKS. They all rocked. Wish Liquid would have more punk/metal bands on weekends...Good times More...
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Lucky Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Mai Thai (Thai & Vietnamese, Bars and Clubs)
750 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-344-8424
job2255 says: best duck ever try spicy curry duck
Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012
Pengilly's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
513 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6344
John Berryhill 1 says: I LOVE ME SOME PENGiLLY'S!!!
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark Csencsits says: Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red More...
Spacebar Arcade (Bars and Clubs)
200 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-918-0597
The Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-1313
The HandleBar Boise (Bars and Clubs)
1519 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-344-0068
The Ram (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
709 E. Park Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-2929
The Vista Bar (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
813 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-5058
Whiskey Bar (Bars and Clubs)
509 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-2505

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Beekeeper says: A Very Great and Unique place love every meal I have had there and My wife and I have had several. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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